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Best Albums of the 2000s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 16,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20001,461246,659 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,542220,096 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,592230,388 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)
by Wilco
20031,779202,971 Elephant (49th)
by The White Stripes
20041,687233,130 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,855197,332 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,942197,734 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,991281,799 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,042171,375 Fleet Foxes (97th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,123178,440 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total18,0142,159,924

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, The Strokes, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective and Modest Mouse.
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161.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:1,983
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:744
Average Rating: 78/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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162.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 2007:24Rank Score:1,982
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:746
Average Rating: 72/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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163.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:1,982
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:747
Average Rating: 79/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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164.

Love And TheftUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2001Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:1,885
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:786
Average Rating: 78/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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165.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:1,874
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:791
Average Rating: 81/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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166.

The Black AlbumUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2003Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:1,870
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:792
Average Rating: 79/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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167.

Clap Your Hands Say YeahUnited States Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Year of Release:2005Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:1,815
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:805
Average Rating: 75/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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168.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:1,812
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:806
Average Rating: 77/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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169.

The MeadowlandsUnited States The Wrens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:1,787
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:812
Average Rating: 79/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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170.

You're A Woman, I'm A MachineCanada Death From Above 1979
Year of Release:2004Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 2004:19Rank Score:1,787
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:813
Average Rating: 78/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 82 8%
2001 96 10%
2002 95 10%
2003 103 10%
2004 88 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 107 11%
2007 113 11%
2008 111 11%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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